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Public Service Administrator

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Oversee the implementation of government policy or studies this implementation. Supervises and manages civil servants or personally assists in the operations of a government. Many years of experience and at the very least a Bachelor's degree tend to be required for these roles.

Job Outlook

There were 46 Public Service Administrator job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 1481 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Public Administrator industry, which includes the Public Service Administrator career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Public Service Administrator jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $51,925.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $63,535.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Public Service Administrator postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $34,627.

Education and Experience

Posted Public Service Administrator jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree2%
Bachelor's Degree21%
Master's Degree20%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other57%

Posted Public Service Administrator jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years48%
3 to 5 years35%
6 to 8 years10%
9+ years7%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Public Service Administrator positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (55%)
  • Organizational Skills (44%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (20%)
  • Building Effective Relationships (16%)
  • Planning (15%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Client Base Retention (36%)
  • Scheduling (22%)
  • Sales (20%)
  • Store Management (14%)
  • Visual Merchandising (12%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Retail Industry Knowledge (20%)
  • Sales Goals (17%)
  • Product Knowledge (14%)
  • Budgeting (12%)
  • Merchandising (12%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Retail Management (7%)
  • Community Development (5%)
  • Shrinkage Reduction (4%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.

  • Land Use (2%) – marginal value $4,356
  • Margin Goals (2%) – marginal value $2,814

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Public Service Administrator skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Economic Development Director
  • Assistant Salon Manager - Town Center
  • Director Of Economic Development
  • Salon Manager - Town Center
  • Deputy Director Of Public Works

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Public Service Administrator jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Great Clips (504)
  • Nordstrom (116)
  • Claires Stores Incorporated (76)
  • Signet Jewelers (69)
  • Apple Inc. (60)

North Carolina

  • Great Clips (11)
  • Claires Stores Incorporated (5)
  • Signet Jewelers (5)
  • The Yankee Candle Company, Inc (4)
  • AAA (2)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!